Intel launches new chip for set top boxes

The world famous chip maker, Intel, has been showing off some of its new ideas at the Intel Developer Forum.

This three day event finished off with Intel talking about its next generation chip for set top boxes.

The chip was introduced by Levar Burton of Star Trek TNG fame and Eric Kim, VP and General Manager of Intelís digital home division.

The chip was presented as being the next generation of the TV experience, as it will merge DVR, sharing, email content, video calling and social networking.

According to Levar Burton, a dream has to exist before it is able to become a reality.

It looks as if finally a set top box and TV will be able to become the communication centre of the home.